8 episodes

In 1965, Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Alabama. Three men were tried and acquitted, but no one was ever held to account. Fifty years later, two journalists from Alabama return to the city where it happened, expose the lies that kept the murder from being solved and uncover a story about guilt and memory that says as much about America today as it does about the past.

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    • 4.9, 65 Ratings

In 1965, Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Alabama. Three men were tried and acquitted, but no one was ever held to account. Fifty years later, two journalists from Alabama return to the city where it happened, expose the lies that kept the murder from being solved and uncover a story about guilt and memory that says as much about America today as it does about the past.

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4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

CH 🇦🇺 ,

Stirring, heartfelt, informative

Loved this podcast- so well balanced and thought out - a sad indictment on some sections of society yet positive and seems motivated to bring change, healing and understanding- great job! Encourage everyone to listen and spread the word 🤗

Just a random citizen ,

Generations

This was a fantastic listen. I particularily loved the intergenerational conversations with those affected by the acts of hate in this one small southern town. They gave me hope.

AsabiElizabeth ,

Historically Significant

Brilliantly reported journalism on a history that is sometimes forcibly forgotten and inaccurate. Thank you for telling this story. This is for all of us.

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